Fender Tucker – The Commodore Loadstar Man

Reproduced April 7  2002 with permission from Burt of the Commodore 64 Dungeon

fender_tuckerloadstar-advert-run-1992The long time editor and Grand Mojo of LOADSTAR magazine. Fender brought a lot of C-64 computing to many in the US, and encouraged excellence in programming.

Fender Tucker spent 25 years knocking around the bars of Colorado and New Mexico as a guitar picker before stumbling onto computers in the early 80s.  He settled on the Commodore  64 and when offered a job in 1987 at Softdisk, a Shreveport, Louisiana disk magazine company, he leapt at it.

fender_tuckerAs Managing Editor of LOADSTAR, a three-year-old Commodore monthly disk magazine, he managed to break every rule  of publishing and still get each issue out on deadline for the next 14 years. He and his wife, Judi, took over complete control of LOADSTAR in the early 90s and against all advice and logic, they kept publishing it monthly until January of  2001, when Dave and Sheri Moorman of Holly, Colorado took over the editorship.

He is probably the most-published programmer  in history with hundreds of programs published on LOADSTAR over the years, he now is the Grand Exalted Mojo of Ramble House, a publishing company that specializes in the webwork mystery novels of Harry Stephen Keeler.


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